The human skull with its large eye sockets displays a degree of symmetry which we often find visually striking, yet a skull is also obviously dead. As such, human skulls can fascinate even as they repel.
Our present society predominantly associates skulls with death and evil.
However, to the ancient Celts it is believed to have had the opposite association, where objects like this ring represent "life": the honoring of humanity in the flesh, and the embodiment of our consciousness.
We can often recognize the buried fragments of an only partially revealed skull even when other bones may look like shards of stone.
The human brain has a specific region for recognizing faces, and is so attuned to finding them that it can see faces in a few dots or lines or; our brains cannot separate the image of the human skull from the familiar human face. Because of this, both the death and the now past life of the skull are symbolised in this Silver Skull ring.
Oxidised silver. Crafted in Ireland using 92.5% pure silver. This Celtic ring is carved with ancient ornate Celtic knot work and symbols